21 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

21 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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21 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Boston
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Lunenburg
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Mavillette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Annapolis Royal
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Halifax
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
Boston

3
days
Lunenburg

Lunenburg ©
An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rissers Beach Provincial Park (in Petite Riviere), Graves Island Provincial Park (in Chester) and Grand Pre National Historic Site (in Grand Pre). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Anglican Church, see the interesting displays at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, identify plant and animal life at The Ovens Natural Park, and look for gifts at Amos Pewter.

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Boston, USA to Lunenburg is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Lunenburg is a bit cooler than Boston - with highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Mavillette.

Things to do in Lunenburg

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahone Bay, Graves Island Provincial Park, The Ovens Natural Park, Rissers Beach Provincial Park, Grand Pre National Historic Site
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Graves Island Provincial Park ©
Graves Island Provincial Park
St. John's Anglican Church ©
St. John's Anglican Church
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic ©
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

2
days
Mavillette

Mavillette ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Mavillette Beach Provincial Park, take in the exciting artwork at Hubert and Belle's, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Cape Forchu Lightstation, then don't miss a visit to Pelton-Fuller House, and then admire all the interesting features of Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises.

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Traveling by car from Lunenburg to Mavillette takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mavillette are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Annapolis Royal.

Things to do in Mavillette

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Maitland, Yarmouth, Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
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Port Maitland Beach Provincial Park ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises ©
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Cape Forchu Lightstation ©
Cape Forchu Lightstation

2
days
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal ©
Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.Today's Annapolis Royal evolved from the 1605 French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort), renamed in honour of Queen Anne following the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Anne National Historic Site, then admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, and finally examine the collection at Port-Royal National Historic Site. On your second day here, tee off at Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club, enjoy the sea views from Prim Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Victoria Beach Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Annapolis Royal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mavillette to Annapolis Royal takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mavillette in June: highs in Annapolis Royal hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 50°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pleasant Bay.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Golf

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Prim Point Lighthouse
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Fort Anne National Historic Site ©
Fort Anne National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens ©
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
Port-Royal National Historic Site ©
Port-Royal National Historic Site

2
days
Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island

Pleasant Bay ©
Pleasant Bay is a community on the western coast of Cape Breton Island, on the shore of the Gulf of St. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Stupa of Enlightenment and then cruise along Cabot Trail.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Annapolis Royal to Pleasant Bay. In July, Pleasant Bay is slightly colder than Annapolis Royal - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Baddeck.

Things to do in Pleasant Bay

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park
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Cape Breton Highlands National Park ©
Cabot Trail ©
Cabot Trail

3
days
Baddeck, Cape Breton Island

Baddeck ©
For most visitors on holiday in Baddeck, the town represents the beginning and the end of the world-famous Cabot Trail, a scenic roadway looping around the northern tip of Cape Breton Island.
Step out of Baddeck with an excursion to Highland Village in Iona--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, look for gifts at Baadeck Yarns, enjoy the sea views from Kidston Island Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Tuonela.

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Drive from Pleasant Bay to Baddeck in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Baddeck can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Louisbourg.

Things to do in Baddeck

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cape Breton Island, Cape Breton Clay, Highland Village
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Uisge Ban Falls ©
Uisge Ban Falls
Highland Village ©
Highland Village

2
days
Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island

Louisbourg ©
Louisbourg is an unincorporated community and former town located in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Regional Municipality.HistoryThe French military founded the Fortress of Louisbourg in 1713 and its fortified seaport on the southwest part of the harbour, naming it in honour of Louis XIV. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Louisbourg Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, and then hike along Skyline Trail. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Louisbourg trip maker tool .

You can drive from Baddeck to Louisbourg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Louisbourg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Halifax.

Things to do in Louisbourg

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Skyline Trail, Cape Breton Miners' Museum
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Cape Breton Miners' Museum ©
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
Louisbourg Lighthouse ©
Louisbourg Lighthouse

5
days
Halifax

Halifax ©
The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halifax: High Head Hiking Trail (in Prospect) and Peggy's Cove (William deGarthe Art Gallery, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, & more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Halifax Public Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, take a leisurely stroll along Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, and sample the tasty concoctions at Alexander Keith's Brewery.

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Getting from Louisbourg to Halifax by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Halifax can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Peggy's Cove, High Head Hiking Trail, Sullivan's Pond
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Halifax Public Gardens ©
Halifax Public Gardens
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic ©
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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